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Seagate laying off 2,217 employees

Reuters reports Seagate is closing its Suzhou disk drive manufacturing plant in China, shedding a whopping 2,217 jobs. The 1.1 million ft2 plant was formerly owned by Maxtor; Seagate having bought Maxtor for $1.9bn in May, 2006. Stifel MD Aaron Rakers puts the closure in the context of Seagate wanting to lower its quarterly …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jan 2017
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Seagate kisses Maxtor goodwill goodbye

In a telling move, Seagate is writing off $2.3bn goodwill from its Maxtor acquisition and other intangible items. Maxtor was purchased for $1.9bn in May, 2006, so Seagate is writing the entire acquisition value off and a bit more besides. There will be a $2.3bn non-cash charge for the second quarter results this financial year …
Chris Mellor, 3 Feb 2009
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Newer Tech punts toaster drive dock

Macworld Expo Long-time Mac-centric vendor Newer Technology launched the easiest-to-use drive dock we ever seen at this week's Macworld Expo. Dubbed the Voyager Q, this toaster-like device is a docking station for bare 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA I and II drives. The Voyager Q, which retails for $99, includes two FireWire 800 ports, plus …
Rik Myslewski, 9 Jan 2009
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Seagate polishes mirrored drive, backup service for SMEs

Updated Seagate's i365 has added near-real-time EVault data protection offerings for small businesses, along with a disaster recovery service, plus a mirrored Maxtor backup storage server for the do-it-yourselfers. DIY Backup The single-drive Maxtor Central Axis external storage box announced in June has gained a brother, a twin- …
Chris Mellor, 12 Nov 2008
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Super-safe storage surfaces

If you thought that viruses were one of the most likely things to damage your data, then think again - it could well be fire and water. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Manufacturer SentrySafe has launched what it claims is the world’s first and only fire-resistant and waterproof hard drive unit. It claims the storage unit can …
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Kaspersky: Maxtor markets password-pilfering Dutch disk drives

Security mavens from Kaspersky say they have discovered a nasty virus that came pre-installed on Maxtor external hard drives sold in the Netherlands. The virus, dubbed Virus.Win32.AutoRun.ah, was found on the Maxtor 3200 Personal Storage, according to this press release from Kaspersky (translated from Dutch to English courtesy …
Dan Goodin, 19 Sep 2007
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Seagate income soars with $359m tax break

Seagate posted a boost in fourth quarter income thanks to higher revenue and a one-time tax benefit. Income for the largest US hard-drive manufacturer rose to $541m, compared to $7m a year earlier. Revenue increased about 9 per cent to $2.74bn, up from $2.53bn the same quarter the previous year. Seagate's income rose sharply …
Austin Modine, 19 Jul 2007

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